Day 16 Bassano-Brooks

I was so happy to wake up this morning. One, because I got to sleep in until 8:30am, and two, because we only had 50km to ride today. I had a fun time burning, and then cooking waffles in the waffle iron for breakfast. All food tastes really good these days; that’s probably because I’m just always hungry. I love food.

We rode over to Brooks in a quick two and a half hours, including a food break on the side of the highway. We rode past fields of cows and oil rigs. I had always known Alberta connected to oil but had never realized we would be riding through oil country. It was funny to see how in fields filled with cattle and (adorable) baby cows, there were also such industrial rigs.

We got to Brooks at around 1pm and (literally) ran across the highway to Boston Pizza for a very Canadian lunch. What we didn’t realize is that we should have saved the ‘good’ restaurant for dinner as all we were left with for dinner was McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Tim Horton’s. If you’re interested, we settled on Wendy’s for dinner. We were the only ones in the whole place and were able to witness a big fight go down between a man and the manager: our very exciting road life!!!

We popped over to the gas station and picked up some food for the road tomorrow as well. There are no towns between here and Medicine Hat, 110km away. I’m very happy because I get to sleep in until 6:45am tomorrow, which seems royal these days. I love sleep; as you can see in the pictures I took a nice long nap when we got here today. I might have to sort out a way to take highway-side snoozes.

Another exciting part of today was getting interviewed by a local reporter and a radio host. I had no idea Brooks was such a big town!

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